A team from independent builders merchant Huws Gray team completed the Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday (March 1), raising over £4,000 for Tŷ Gobaith/ Hope House Children’s Hospice.
The team included the company’s managing director, Terry Owen, operations manager Chris Joyce, area managers Jamie Hicks and Matty Owen, marketing manager Dafydd Hughes , Gethin Jones and Ricky Evans from Truss Design, Kevin Owen, Dolgellau branch, Chris Williams, Holyhead branch, Michael Jones and colleague Paul from the Gaerwen branch, as well as Donna and Sion from Head Office.
Hughes said, “The conditions were tough, but the event was well organised and it was a great course. We are very pleased to have raised essential funding for Tŷ Gobaith/ Hope House Children’s Hospice.
“We would like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored us. The team really enjoyed it and we’re thinking of doing it again in 2016. We put in a lot of hard work and we did quite a lot of training, the way back from Beaumaris was tough and the head wind didn’t help. But we’re very pleased with our times and we’re proud of the whole team for raising a significant amount for a fantastic cause.”
Amongst the team there were some fantastic finishing times with four Huws Gray team members completing the course in less than 1 hour and 45 minutes.
This was the first fundraising event in Huws Gray’s 25 year anniversary calendar. There are plenty more events coming up such as bike rides, zip-wire, sky diving and another half marathon in Chester on the 17th of May. This is all part of Huws Gray’s commitment throughout 2015 to children’s hospices.
Donations can still be made to Hope House via its JustGiving page at HuwsGrayAngleseyHalfMarathon/